Kwame Kwei-Armah

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‘Once in a lifetime’: Ruth Wilson to star in 24-hour show The Second Woman at Young Vic
Wilson to enact single, seven-minute scene on loop with 100 men to explore gender roles

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

08, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Warhol and Basquiat to be reborn on screen in movie of hit Young Vic play
Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope star in The Collaboration, which shows the artists in 1980s New York

Dalya Alberge

21, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘This is a generational moment’: civil rights group for black Britons launches
Black Equity Organisation, whose trustees include David Lammy and Dame Vivian Hunt, aims to dismantle systemic racism in UK

Geneva Abdul

23, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Premiere of Mandela musical to be flagship for Young Vic in 2022
Theatre’s chief hopes production gives younger people understanding of the price paid by radicals in the past

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

14, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Collaboration review – Warhol and Basquiat mix paint and trade blows
Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope excel as the art world legends in Anthony McCarten’s account of a fractious friendship

Arifa Akbar

25, Feb, 2022 @12:00 AM

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It’s a World Cup opera … starring 100 fans who already know the score
Gods of the Game celebrates the stars and the drama of international football – and will feature a chorus of real fans

Harriet Sherwood

29, Jan, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Breaking (aka 892) review – John Boyega holds together by-the-book hostage drama
A sensitive lead performance helps lift an empathetic yet often cliched retelling of a troubled veteran who holds up a bank in a dire moment of need

Peter Bradshaw

21, Jan, 2022 @8:25 PM

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Basquiat and Warhol’s ‘intimate friendship’ explored in Young Vic drama
Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany play the art legends in The Collaboration staged by artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah

Chris Wiegand

24, Nov, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Changing Destiny review – Ben Okri’s sketchy foray into ancient Egypt
Kwame Kwei-Armah’s adaptation of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem is ambitious and visually stunning, but Ben Okri’s script is too broadbrush

Arifa Akbar

01, Aug, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Spike Lee: Lord of misrule set to shake up Cannes Film Festival
The inspirational ‘godfather of black movie making’ will bring a much-needed mix of controversy and fun as the festival returns to the Croisette

Vanessa Thorpe

04, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Young Vic to livestream all future productions, says artistic director
Kwame Kwei-Armah says theatre can never go back to being something that can only be experienced by physically being there

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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